John Cawdery Lightning Champion

Club Champion 2020-21, John Cawdery has now added the 2021-22 Lightning Championship, wresting the crown from Terry Whitton who was held to a draw in the last round by David Smith; John would have won on tie-break in any event had Terry won. There were 20 entries and some keen competition. At the start of Round 3 of the six rounds, there were four players on 2/2, but only one of these, Mark Murrell, retained a 100% record, defeating Istvan. […]

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2021-22 Programme

The Programme of activities for the 2021-22 Season is published. You will find it under the Activities menu in main navigation above: – Activities/Activities 2021-22…/2021-22 Programme – or from the link below. Highlighted activity is the 7-Round Club Championship – Round 1, 12 October. An email has gone to all members: to enter the Club Championship reply to that email. We also have our “first of the month” speed events – Lightning, Blitz, Rapid and the Handicap Blitz Grand Prix […]

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Septuagenarian Lightning Champion

Terry Whitton was in imperious form to win the Lightning Championship with a 100% score 6/6. There was a fine performance also from Emmet Clarke clear second on 5/6, though not having played Terry, probably due to his second round loss, so that he came up on the rails in the finishing straight. The podium was completed by a crowded third step with no fewer than five players finishing on 4/6. 1 – Terry Whitton, 6/6; Lightning Champion 2 – […]

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Lightning Championship – 3 August

Tournament Secretary, Mark Murrell has managed to plan most of our regular season events, despite two lockdowns in the last year. The Club Championship is in progress, next up is the Lightning Championship, on 3 August. For those new to Lightning chess, this is possibly a culture shock: a buzzer sounds every 10 seconds and the player on move has to move on the buzzer, not before, not after. Entry to the Lightning is via the usual Attendance Form which, […]

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